BOWDOIN ATTACK Brett Kujala (19) fights through a Trinity defender to set up for a shot on goal on Saturday in Brunswick in a NESCAC men’s college lacrosse contest on Ryan Field.

BOWDOIN ATTACK Brett Kujala (19) fights through a Trinity defender to set up for a shot on goal on Saturday in Brunswick in a NESCAC men’s college lacrosse contest on Ryan Field.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Bowdoin College baseball team avoided a series sweep by capturing a 5-1 win over Trinity in game two of Saturday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Trinity (7-10, 2-1 NESCAC) shut out the Polar Bears (9-5, 1-2 NESCAC), 4-0 in game one of the rain-delayed Saturday series.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Peter Reuter (2) looks for someone to pass to in a NESCAC contest against Trinity on Saturday on Ryan Field in Brunswick. Bowdoin won, 10-8.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Peter Reuter (2) looks for someone to pass to in a NESCAC contest against Trinity on Saturday on Ryan Field in Brunswick. Bowdoin won, 10-8.

Trinity struck first in the bottom of the third via an RBI single by Mackenze Genauer that drove in Ben Reinisch. Johnny Stamatis drove Genauer in with a double of his own to put the Bantams up 2-0 before a single to right-centerfield by Daniel Pigeon brought home Stamatis to make it a 3-0 game in favor of the Bantams at the end of three.

Trinity added its fourth run in the bottom of the fourth inning on Genauer’s second RBI of the day that brought home Nick Pezzella.

Anthony Egeln went all seven innings, allowing just two hits while striking out three in the shutout.

Bowdoin starting pitcher Michael Staes gave up all four earned runs on nine hits.

In the second game, Bowdoin got on the board early, scoring two runs in the top of the second. Luke Cappellano tagged an RBI single to drive in Brandon Lopez. Colby Joncas connected with a ground ball to the pitcher that allowed Nick Sadler to score.

Trinity answered in the home half of the inning on a sacrifice fly RBI from Pidgeon that drove the Bantams lone run of the game.

The Polar Bears secured the win with three runs in the seventh. Stephen Girolamo grounded out to the pitcher, but drove Cappellano in for the 3-1 lead. Peter Cimini and Chad Martin followed with a pair of two-out RBI singles.

Ben Osterholtz got the start on the mound for Bowdoin and pitched 6.2 innings while allowing four hits and one run. Osterholtz, who improved to 3-0 on the season, had a pair of strikeouts and walks. Lopez closed out the game with 2.1 innings of work. Lopez allowed no hits and struck out a pair of batters and walked one to shut out Trinity in the final innings.

On Friday in the series opener, Trinity pushed the winning run across in the sixth inning for a 4-3 victory.

Bowdoin visits the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 4 p.m.


Tufts scored six unanswered runs to come from behind and capture a 7-5 victory over Bowdoin in Friday’s NESCAC series opener.

The Polar Bears jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first three innings before the Jumbos (8-6, 1-0 NESCAC) stormed back. Julia Geaumont tagged a two-run double in the top of the second to put Bowdoin on the board. Samantha Valdivia followed up by putting the ball in play to right, with Geaumont scoring on an error to go ahead 3-0.

Tufts responded with an RBI single to center in the bottom half of the inning off the bat of Michelle Chisdak.

Bowdoin added two more runs in the third. Jordan Gowdy scored after Emily Griffin reached on a fielder’s choice and a subsequent error. Katie Gately tallied an RBI single to center and drove in Griffin to cap Bowdoin’s scoring.

The Jumbos rattled off two rebuttal runs in the third off RBIs by Christian Cain and Summer Horowitz. Samantha Sicillano accounted for the final four Tufts runs. A two-run double to left in the fourth and a two-run homer in the sixth put the game out of reach for Bowdoin.

Geaumont pitched 5.2 innings and allowed eight hits with four strikeouts.

Erica County earned the win for Tufts with seven innings of work. County struck out three and walked three.

Gately went 2-for-4 at the plate and Caroline Ricewent 2- for-3. Geaumont led the Polar Bears with a pair of RBIs while Gowdy had a stolen base.

Saturday’s doubleheader was postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date hasn’t been announced.

Bowdoin held off a late Trinity rally to win its seventh consecutive game on Saturday, 10-8, at a rainy Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears, ranked 14th in the latest Division III poll, improved to 7-1 (4-1 NESCAC). The Bantams dropped to 2-6 (1-4 NESCAC). The seven-game winning streak is the longest for Bowdoin since winning 10 consecutive games to end the 1993 season.

Goals from Ben Knaus and Seth Bird gave the visitors at 2-1 lead after one period of play. The Polar Bears took command with a 6-1 scoring advantage in the second quarter, including a three-goal spurt in the final 1:46 of the half. Goals from Matthew Crowell, Clayton Wright and Shawn Daly gave the hosts a 4-2 lead they never relinquished.

After another goal from Knaus cut the lead to 4-3, Bowdoin got a man-up score from Brandon Rothman 1:46 before the break.

Daniel Buckman and Wright scored just seven seconds apart later in the period as the Polar Bears carried a 7-3 edge into intermission. The teams traded goals to open the second half and Bowdoin still maintained a five-goal lead, 10-5, midway through the third period.

Sparked by a pair of goals from Stefan Pappas, the Bantams rolled off three straight to close the gap to 10-8 heading into the fourth.

Bowdoin’s defense clamped down in the fourth quarter to secure the win as the Polar Bears forced eight turnovers and goaltender Peter Mumford was forced to make just one save.

Bowdoin’s Sam Carlin again controlled possession for the Polar Bears, winning 15-of-21 face-offs in the contest.

Bowdoin visits Bates on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Women’s tennis

Tiffany Cheng clinched victory for Bowdoin with a three-set win at two singles as the Polar Bears defeated Wesleyan, 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

The fourth-ranked Polar Bears (8-1) held a 2-1 lead after doubles, but the eighth-ranked Cardinals forced a 3- 3 split in singles play.

The pairing of Tess Trinka and Kyra Silitch earned a point at No. 2 doubles with an 8-6 victory. Pilar Giffenig and Maddie Rolph earned another point for the Polar Bears at three with an 8-5 win.

Trinka and Silitch won their singles matches in straight sets. Silitch tallied her team’s third point of the day at No. 4 with a 6-2, 6-1 final. Trinka followed up with a 6-1, 6-4 win in the three spot.

Cheng clinched the 5-4 victory for Bowdoin with a three-set match at No. 2. After winning the opener 6- 2, the senior captain fell 4-6 in the second before rebounding in the third, 6-3.

The Polar Bears travel to Bates on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. matchup to continue their NESCAC slate.

Bowdoin rolled to an 8-1 win over MIT on Saturday. Joulia Likhanskaia won a thrilling match at No. 1 singles, capturing a 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 win.

Men’s tennis

Trailing 2-1 following doubles play, the second-ranked Polar Bears won four of six singles matches to tip 11thranked Wesleyan, 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Bowdoin remained unbeaten at 8-0 this season with the victory.

Kyle Wolfe and Jerry Jiang claimed a big 9-8 win in doubles play to account for Bowdoin’s lone point. Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek lost a hard-fought 9-8 decision at No. 1 doubles as the Polar Bears trailed 2-1

Bowdoin got back on track in singles play with Luke Tercek (6-3, 6-2), Kyle Wolfe (6-4, 6-3) and Grant Urken (4- 6, 7-5, 6-0) putting the Polar Bears on the cusp of victory

Needing one more win, Gil Roddy sealed it with a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 victory to put the Polar Bears over the top.

Bowdoin is off until this upcoming weekend when it hosts NESCAC foes Hamilton (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Wesleyan (Sunday, 2 p.m.).

On Saturday, Bowdoin rolled to a 9-0 win over Babson.

Women’s lacrosse

Bowdoin mounted a furious second half rally, but failed to overcome Trinity in a 12-9 loss on Saturday afternoon at Sheppard Field.

The 10th-ranked Bantams improved to 7-2 (4-1 NESCAC) this season, while the 20th-ranked Polar Bears fell to 4-5 (0-5 NESCAC).

After Megan O’Connor gave Bowdoin an early 1-0 lead, Trinity went on a 5-1 run, sparked by a pair of Karly Simpson goals, to take a 6-2 edge midway through the opening frame.

Trinity closed the half on a 3-1 run over the final five minutes to take an 8-4 edge at the break.

Bowdoin came out firing in the second half, getting a pair of goals from Lindsay Picard to cut the lead to 8-6. After Clare Lyne got one back for Trinity, O’Connor and Picard found the back of the net again for the Polar Bears to trim the lead to 9-8 with 17:41 to go.

But, Trinity stemmed the tide, getting a goals from Kiley Coffey and Martha Griffin to push the lead back to 11-8 with 11:14 to go.

Emma Beecher scored with 9:06 remaining for Bowdoin to make it 11-9, but the Polar Bears didn’t draw closer.

Picard led all players with four goals and an assist in the loss for Bowdoin.

O’Connor had three goals for the Polar Bears.

Men’s hockey

Bowdoin junior Mitch Barrington was named a Division III All-Star by the New England Hockey Writers Association.

A First Team All-NESCAC choice this year, Barrington was tied for second on the team with 11 assists and fifth with 14 points.

The defender scored two of his three goals this season on the power play. Barrington played more minutes on the ice for Bowdoin than any other skater this season.

Women’s hockey

Bowdoin senior Ariana Bourque was named a New England Division III All-Star by the New England Hockey Writers Association.

Also a First Team All- NESCAC selection this winter, Bourque was second on the team in scoring totaling nine goals and 11 assists.

She scored a pair of game-winning goals on the year and eight of her nine goals came against NESCAC opponents. In 103 career games, Bourque finished with 32 goals and 46 assists.